Software Compatibility Issues in Windows® 7 64-bit
Get to know more about fixing software compatibility issues in Windows 7 64-bit
Compatibility issue is a major problem that blocks your system from normal operation. These issues occur when you install or upgrade a new operating system in your PC. Certain application programs that used to work in your previous OS might not work in the new OS. So it is necessary to check the compatibility of the OS with such applications. For this the user must visit the Windows 7 Compatibility Center in Microsoft website before installing the OS or any other application. The driver compatibility issue occurs due to the installation of drives that are not matching with the OS of the system. Whenever you install a driver, check for its system requirements. The driver incompatibility issues might lead to problems like blue screen errors, system crashes, etc.
Following are the tips to solve compatibility issues in Windows 7 64-bit version:
- Application Compatibility Issue
- Windows Compatibility Troubleshooter
- Contact Program Vendor
Application Compatibility Issue
If you find that any of your application is not working properly in the system then right click the icon of the application. Then click 'Troubleshoot compatibility'. Windows will detect compatibility issues ad give you two options: Try recommended settings and Troubleshoot program. The user can try the first option first. If it does not work, you can always return and try the second option. When Windows applies the selected settings, click 'Start' Program and see if that solves the problem. Now click 'Next' for Windows to apply the settings permanently.
Windows Compatibility Troubleshooter
Windows 7 can run Windows Program Compatibility troubleshooter wizard which helps to fix the software incompatibility issue. In order to run Windows Compatibility Troubleshooter wizard, type "Action Center" in 'Start' menu search box and press 'Enter'. Then in the left pane of the Action Center, you click on the link labeled 'Windows Compatibility Troubleshooter'. The first thing that the user needs to do is to select between Advanced and normal mode to proceed further. It is good to select advanced options at the lower bottom of the Windows to get more troubleshooting problems. Now put a tick in the 'Advanced options' box. Once it is done, you can simply click the 'Next' button and wait till Windows generates a list of programs after completing the scanning process. If the program is not listed, then you need to select 'Not listed' to continue.
If you cannot solve the issue with the above steps, you could contact the program vendor or a technician to solve the problem. The technicians will provide you guidance to troubleshoot the issue. There is a software vendor's website which provides a support section that you can use. They will provide you the necessary steps regarding the compatibility issues in your Windows 7 64 bit version.
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